Pontevedra - Capiz Destinations


Pontevedra is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. It can be reached via a 45-minute drive from the province capital, Roxas City.

Pontevedra is a municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 40,103 people in 7,673 households.


Pontevedra is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.


  • Agbanog

  • Agdalipe

  • Ameligan

  • Bailan

  • Banate

  • Bantigue

  • Binuntucan

  • Cabugao

  • Gabuc (Caugiat)

  • Guba

  • Hipona

  • Intungcan

  • Jolongajog

  • Lantangan

  • Linampongan

  • Malag-it

  • Manapao

  • Ilawod (Pob.)

  • Ilaya (Pob.)

  • Rizal

  • San Pedro

  • Solo

  • Sublangon

  • Tabuc

  • Tacas

  • Yatingan


Originally, the natives called the town "Caguyuman," describing a place where ants live.

This is because during market days, people from neighboring towns and far away places swarm

to Pontevedra like ants, hence the name "Caguyuman." It was the Spanish friar, Father Gregorio Hermida, who promoted to change the town's name to Pontevedra due to its striking resemblance to his hometown in Spain of the same name. Father Hermida was the first friar who took charge of the town parish.

The Municipality of Pontevedra celebrates the “Guyumguyuman” Festival during the month of May. The purpose is to promote and exhibit their different products, especially seafood, as Roxas City is known to be the Seafood Capital of the Philippines.

The town of Pontevedra is a 45-minute drive away from Roxas City, the capital of the province of Capiz. Accommodations are available at Villa Consorcia, a unique and beautiful resort located at Malag-it, Pontevedra.



Captivating Capiz- Pontevedra Municipality

Attractions at Pontevedra

Balintawakan Festival